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Doherty makes Spurs debut as Everton hand starts to three summer signings

Following on from Leicester City’s 3-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion, the second Premier League match of the day sees Tottenham Hotspur take on Everton.

Kick-off in north London is at 16:30 BST.

The headline team news is that all five major summer signings from these two clubs are handed their full debuts today.

Matt Doherty (£6.0m) makes his Spurs bow at right-back, with Serge Aurier (£5.5m) relegated to the bench.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£5.0m) also slots straight into central midfield, as expected.

Having not featured for the Lilywhites in pre-season thanks to self-isolation and international duty, Harry Kane (£10.5m) is back to lead the line.

Son Heung-min (£9.0m), Dele Alli (£8.0m) and Lucas Moura (£7.0m) will support the England international in attack.

All of Everton’s three summer signings make their full debuts, with central midfielders Allan (£5.5m) and Abdoulaye Doucoure (£5.5m) selected in Carlo Ancelotti’s starting XI.

James Rodriguez (£7.5m) also makes the cut, despite having started just one league match in the last 11 months.

Son and Doherty are the most-owned players on show here, with both players boasting double-digit ownerships.

Kane was the fourth-most-popular captaincy pick in Gameweek 1, with just over 300,000 FPL managers handing him the armband.

Richarlison (£8.0m), who may well be occupying a wide-midfield role based on Everton’s starting XI, is the only Toffee with an FPL ownership of over 10%.


Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris, Doherty, Alderweireld, Dier, Davies, Hojbjerg, Winks, Dele, Lucas, Son, Kane.

Everton XI: Pickford, Coleman, Mina, Keane, Digne, Allan, Gomes, Doucoure, Rodriguez, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.


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  • Brighton and Hove Albion v Chelsea

2,661 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Hairy Potter
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Spurs consistently inconsistent will probably win big in their next match. Given all the options out there, I think I'll continue to avoid their players in FPL.

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Everton looked decent and well balanced with their new midfielders complementing each other.

  2. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Spurs are lucky there are no fans today, especially Jose

  3. Werner Bros
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    A: Ings > Martial
    B: Ings/Son > DCL/Bruno (-4)

    1. Atimis
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Exactly my dilemma right now! Tempted by 2

      1. Werner Bros
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        I am as well. It also provides an extra 0.5ITB. I try to avoid hits where necessary though and A is still a good move and Son could still score well next GW

    2. Bank$y
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      B looks good

    3. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      This also my conundrum. Tempted by 2. How good did Everton look?

      1. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Really solid mate!

  4. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Spurs players are to my team what the demon Pazuzu was to that kid in The Exorcist.

  5. TheDragon
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Frustrating as a Son owner

    Give him 1 more week and then he becomes Havertz or Pulisic

    1. Qaiss
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      They have such good fixtures but they offered literally nothing in that second half.

      1. TheSteel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Credit to everton though.

        1. Qaiss
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Yes, going forward. But spurs offered nothing in attack second half.

    2. Pinturicchio10
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Tame placeholder in hindsight. Ah well. Plan was always to bin him after gwk1 anyway.

    3. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Spurs got bullied

      1. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        they just didn't have the guts to thread the ball forward. Ball went backwards more than it even went sideways. Classic Mou has set in.

    4. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Mourinho signed just for the documentary

      1. Vazza
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Lol

    5. Qaiss
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Not spending 15m of the budget on Spurs players

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Kane, Son & Doherty owner here 🙁

        1. Garlana
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          I had that joy with my Southampton trio

        2. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Wow!
          Blimey

    6. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Wow, that was something from spurs. And to think I couldn’t bare to put together a team that had none of them in it.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Try having 3

    7. Flair
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Did not expect this at all, was backing Jose so heavily this season. Absolutely shocking

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Amazon have massively hindered my start to FPL

        1. have you seen cyan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Amazon doing a Pro Pundit article next week

        2. Flair
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Only had Davies, could still bounce back with a 3-0 but that midweek game is a massive, massive issue for them

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Only first game lol

      3. KGFC
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        I told you but I think you were pretty set on Spurs and Mou's second season theory 🙂

        1. Flair
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Haha, yeah! Love Jose, this was absolutely shocking and the midweek games won't help either, let's see what they can do in the next 10 but this was a big step back.

    8. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Son lost the game for Spurs when he didnt tee up Kane to take the lead, instead passing to useless Alli

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Completely disagree, played the right pass

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Same. Kane was travelling too fast and would have mis-controlled it

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Eh, Alli did well considering. Although yeah, should have played in Kane.

        1. No Professionals
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Alli should have scored, right pass in my opinion

    9. Fred54
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Everton haven't won an away game against the top 6 since 2013... a bit generous to call Spurs a top 6 side.

    10. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Get out of my team Spurs

    11. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Spurs are playing depressing Coldplay music now

    12. Babelcopter
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Mourinho or Moyes sacked first?

      1. TheSteel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Moyse

      2. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Moyes will walk before he’s sacked. Been treated like poop

        1. DARE TO BISCAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          No way either will walk. Both suckling on that sweet Premier League teat, with a payoff in the back pocket.

    13. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Spurs similar to Southampton for me, disappointed but not surprised.

    14. jam sandwich
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      what we saying lads?

      64 + Ramsdale, Saiss and Werner for me

      1. jam sandwich
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        and lasses

      2. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        65 plus werner havertz vinagre here

      3. Dthinger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        59, jimmy still to play

      4. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        70 with werner havertz james to go

      5. Visionaries
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Nice!
        75 with Werner to play.
        Have an Alli headache though

      6. Hairy Potter
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        70 plus Werner and Boussima (due to Saliba) here. No players today and not too much damage given Spurs fail.

      7. RomeluStormzy
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        52 with Havertz and Werner. Seen worse out there so not too unhappy.

      8. UnitedRthebest
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        56 here with Ryan and Werner to go. Was looking dead and buried until Digne showed up big!

    15. Amey
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Anyone got link to that documentary ??

      Asking for a friend

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Amazon 😉

    16. Bada Bing
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Moaninho wanted his team to play nastier and uglier. Mission accomplished, so he should be overjoyed now.

    17. Galza-The Wanton Trader
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Alli > Fail

      Digne > Success

      Funny old game...

    18. KGFC
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Everything that was so sure about Son and his pre season excellence probably forgot that Kane would push him to the sidelines and teams will be PL quality.

      I feel Son in a MoU team will not be able to justify his 9.0 price tag which essentially means about 180 points.

      1. KGFC
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Everyone*

    19. Rinseboy
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      (Very) early thoughts on
      Adams and Alli to Martial and ASM -4?

      Mccarthy
      TAA Justin Dier Vinagre Mitchell
      Salah Auba Alli Havertz Soucek
      Werner Adams Davies

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Don't sell Adams. He looked pretty decent.

        You have 4.5m ITB right? Can do Alli > Pulisic/Greenwood/Foden/Hames instead.

        1. Rinseboy
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          cheers Camzy yeah 0.5 spare. Might do the Hames punt. Pulli is a good shout. Greenwood will he play?

      2. Hairy Potter
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Martial is a good pick.

        Not sure ASM is the best FPL pick as Newcastle fan and current ASM owner. Maybe Doucoure or Harrison in 5.5 bracket?

        1. Rinseboy
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          thanks mate. Don't really want a 5.5 it was more an enabler to be honest!

    20. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      McCarthy
      TAA Davies Holding
      Salah aubameyang ASM Soucek
      Kane Werner Adams

      Steer Vinagre Mitchell Davis
      1.5itb

      Kane to martial feels a no brainer after that?

      Also worth ASM to Willian for a hit?

    21. ZeBestee
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Digne looks like a good premium defender. Set and forget for sometime.

      1. Valdez
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Didn’t get forward that much, nice free kick though

        1. ZeBestee
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Didn't watch the game bar last 15-20. Allan and Doucoure are going to help them massively in terms of CS potential. Did Digne share set piece duties with James?

    22. Qaiss
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Be honest and say is anyone tempted to hit that button?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Not me

      2. ZeBestee
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        I probably will.

        1. Qaiss
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          It could work you know. City, United players. Spurs look awful, could see best Chelsea assets.

          1. ZeBestee
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

            I have to tbh, need to start a bit aggressive this season.

      3. Brosstan
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Tempted of course but I will play more patient this year

        1. Qaiss
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          How many points have you got?

          1. Brosstan
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

            69, Werner and Egan to go. Salah (C) most of it...

            1. Brosstan
              • 7 Years
              1 year, 8 months ago

              Its mostly tempting because of the price rises and to get rid of Kane. I could just remove Kane for Tony right away though and Ill probably do that.

      4. Dthinger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        I think lots were planning to anyway.

    23. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Digne essential

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        I like the look of michael Keane myself

    24. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Alli > Donny VDB

      Ask me if I feel lucky 🙂

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Could work wonders

    25. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Anyone still losing Salah for next two after that performance? Seems crazy to sell now for Fernandes like many planned

      1. Qaiss
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Why does it seem crazy if you planned it before? Did you expect Salah to blank against Leeds or something? This doesn’t make sense

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Salah will stay till the end again for me.

      3. Visionaries
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        I'm still going to, I think

      4. No Professionals
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        I planned to do him to fernandes, but instead I’ll do kane to martial.

        Hopefully Chelsea don’t know the penalty laws either.

      5. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        it was a performance against crazy kamikaze Leeds and included 2 pens. Next two will be very different.

    26. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Got a feeling Richarlison is gonna be on the goals imminent table for a while.

    27. PascalCygan
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Bruno reported for training yesterday. The possible quarantine was the only reason I put Son in instead of benching Bruno.

      I’ve got 1.5ITB so Son to Bruno make sense?

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Yes

        1. PascalCygan
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Thanks. Might do it tonight if he looks like rising